Rogers pondering the sale of Blue Jays and other assets

Reporter Natalie Wong of Bloomberg News says Wednesday in the Toronto Star that Rogers Communications is considering selling assets such as the Toronto Blue Jays or its interest in cable company Cogeco Inc. to free up capital for other investments. Wong quotes chief financial officer Tony Staffieri. The Toronto-based telecommunications giant wants to get more value for the assets, though no deal is imminent


Late in October former player and sportswriter Bob Elliott said the company was considering selling the naming rights to the Rogers Centre (formerly the SkyDome). That possibility has met silence from Rogers The late Ted Rogers would not have liked his name coming down from that landmark. But Rogers president Joe Natale cannot be indifferent to the $800 million the Bank of Nova Scotia has paid for the right to put its big red logo up on what is now the Air Canada Centre.. .

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